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Sasquatch Mountain Resort’s new quad chair is ready to go for the 2019/2020 season. (Sasquatch Mountain Resort/Instagram)

New quad chair ready to go for Sasquatch Mountain Resort opening

The Yeti Cruiser will replace the two-person Skyline chair at the Hemlock Valley ski resort

Sasquatch Mountain Resort’s new quad chair is ready to go for the 2019/2020 season. (Sasquatch Mountain Resort/Instagram)
Dean Sims’ Agassiz Avenue home is decked out for the holidays, and inviting visitors to stay and take a look. (Dean Sims/Facebook)

Holiday home turns Agassiz Ave into festive wonderland

Dean Sims has been decking the halls for Christmas for the last 18 years

Dean Sims’ Agassiz Avenue home is decked out for the holidays, and inviting visitors to stay and take a look. (Dean Sims/Facebook)
(From left to right) MLA Laurie Throness, Harrison councillors Michie Vidal and Samantha Piper, FVRD chair Jason Lum, Minister of Tourism Lisa Beare, Sasquatch, Harrison mayor Leo Facio, Kent mayor Sylvia Pranger and Harrison councillor Gerry Palmer take part in the ribbon cutting for Harrison’s Starlight Skating Rink. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)

‘Starlight Skating Rink’ welcomed to Harrison

The winning name was chosen by Harrison resident Wendy Baldwin

(From left to right) MLA Laurie Throness, Harrison councillors Michie Vidal and Samantha Piper, FVRD chair Jason Lum, Minister of Tourism Lisa Beare, Sasquatch, Harrison mayor Leo Facio, Kent mayor Sylvia Pranger and Harrison councillor Gerry Palmer take part in the ribbon cutting for Harrison’s Starlight Skating Rink. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)
Harrison Hot Springs is currently undergoing a housing needs assessment, to see where the community is lacking and what its specific needs are. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)

Most Harrison rental housing unaffordable: report

Harrison’s new housing needs assessment will be discussed in council Monday night

Harrison Hot Springs is currently undergoing a housing needs assessment, to see where the community is lacking and what its specific needs are. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)
Harrison’s synthetic outdoor rink opened for the first time on Saturday, Nov. 23. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)

Harrison rink name to be unveiled today

The rink will have its grand opening today, although it’s been open to skaters for more than a week

Harrison’s synthetic outdoor rink opened for the first time on Saturday, Nov. 23. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)
An Xtraice representative tests out Harrison’s new synthetic skating rink. (Village of Harrison Hot Springs/Facebook)

Harrison outdoor skating rink to open this weekend

Public skating will be open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily

An Xtraice representative tests out Harrison’s new synthetic skating rink. (Village of Harrison Hot Springs/Facebook)
(Black Press Media file)

Fraser Cascade students vape more often than average B.C. youth

Fraser Health’s Dr. Alexandra Choi shared her concerns around vaping, and what Kent could do about it

(Black Press Media file)
Justin Saris, 37, was last heard from in Hope on Nov. 6, 2019, while travelling from Edmonton to Chilliwack. (RCMP)

UPDATE: Missing Edmonton man found

Justin Saris, 37, was on his way to Chilliwack from Edmonton

Justin Saris, 37, was last heard from in Hope on Nov. 6, 2019, while travelling from Edmonton to Chilliwack. (RCMP)
The Kwìkwèxwelhp Healing Village, located near the Sts’ailes First Nation and Harrison Mills. (Google Maps)

Inmate captured after Friday morning escape from Harrison Mills institution

Roger Sampson escaped the Kwìkwèxwelhp Healing Village around 7:15 a.m.

The Kwìkwèxwelhp Healing Village, located near the Sts’ailes First Nation and Harrison Mills. (Google Maps)
Just over 20 people came out to the ACE transition meeting at the AESS library on Thursday, Nov. 7. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)

Bullying remains key concern in ACE move to Agassiz high school

The move could be temporary, as AESS aims to get funding for a total replacement in two years

Just over 20 people came out to the ACE transition meeting at the AESS library on Thursday, Nov. 7. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)
Eagles have no shortage of food in the Harrison River this time of year.                                 (Photo/Bob Friesen)

Harrison Mills to welcome thousands of eagles this winter

Visitors will get a chance to see the many eagles at the Bald Eagle Festival this month

Eagles have no shortage of food in the Harrison River this time of year.                                 (Photo/Bob Friesen)
The RCMP dive team recovered the vehicle involved in a fatal crash on Tuesday (Nov. 5) in Harrison. (John Allen/Contributed)

UPDATE: RCMP dive team recovers vehicle from Harrison Lake

The team retrieved the vehicle around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday

The RCMP dive team recovered the vehicle involved in a fatal crash on Tuesday (Nov. 5) in Harrison. (John Allen/Contributed)
A B.C.-wide warrant was issued for Ian Gerald Mountain, 33, of Cultus Lake back in July. He was captured on Nov. 1, 2019. (RCMP)

Prolific offender from Cultus Lake arrested

RCMP took Ian Mountain into custody more than three months after releasing a warrant for his arrest

A B.C.-wide warrant was issued for Ian Gerald Mountain, 33, of Cultus Lake back in July. He was captured on Nov. 1, 2019. (RCMP)
Harrison Hot Springs Elementary students take part in the school’s Bunny Run on Thursday, April 18, 2019. Support staff at Harrison Hot Springs Elementary and K-12 schools across the district have ratified a three-year agreement that will see them receive a two per cent pay increase each year. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)

Fraser Cascade support staff ratify three-year agreement

The agreement will see support staff workers get a two per cent wage increase each year

Harrison Hot Springs Elementary students take part in the school’s Bunny Run on Thursday, April 18, 2019. Support staff at Harrison Hot Springs Elementary and K-12 schools across the district have ratified a three-year agreement that will see them receive a two per cent pay increase each year. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)
Two people were killed and one seriously injured when a vehicle plunged into Harrison Lake. The vehicle was found on Sunday, Nov.3, 2019. (Shane MacKichan)

VIDEO: Two killed when SUV veers into Harrison Lake

The only survivor managed to get out of the partially submerged SUV

Two people were killed and one seriously injured when a vehicle plunged into Harrison Lake. The vehicle was found on Sunday, Nov.3, 2019. (Shane MacKichan)
John Le Jeune and his daughter Monica Cromarty in their family aviary in Agassiz. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)

Agassiz man a pioneer in falcon breeding

John Lejeune is now retired, but his legacy lives on through his Agassiz breeding centre

John Le Jeune and his daughter Monica Cromarty in their family aviary in Agassiz. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)
ACE students will be moving into the AESS building starting Monday, Oct. 28, according to SD78 superintendent Karen Nelson. (Google Maps)

Agassiz alternative school begins slow transition to AESS

No timeline on move as students, teachers come to terms with program change

ACE students will be moving into the AESS building starting Monday, Oct. 28, according to SD78 superintendent Karen Nelson. (Google Maps)
VIDEO: Loose cow causes traffic problems on Highway 1 in Chilliwack

VIDEO: Loose cow causes traffic problems on Highway 1 in Chilliwack

The bovine tumbled out of the back of a trailer while travelling westbound on the highway

VIDEO: Loose cow causes traffic problems on Highway 1 in Chilliwack
Families, couples and solo adventurers admired the handiwork of Tourism Harrison, who ignited the Village with a Sasquatch-themed light display for the first night of its new Lights on the Lake holiday initiative in 2018. (Nina Grossman/The Observer)

Harrison’s Lights by the Lake to open for second year this November

The grand opening for the light display will be on Saturday, Nov. 23

Families, couples and solo adventurers admired the handiwork of Tourism Harrison, who ignited the Village with a Sasquatch-themed light display for the first night of its new Lights on the Lake holiday initiative in 2018. (Nina Grossman/The Observer)
ACE students will be moving into the AESS building starting Monday, Oct. 28, according to SD78 superintendent Karen Nelson. (Google Maps)

Slower transition possible for ACE move

A meeting between the ACE community and SD78 saw discussions on a slow open for the move to AESS

ACE students will be moving into the AESS building starting Monday, Oct. 28, according to SD78 superintendent Karen Nelson. (Google Maps)